Ming Dynasty or later
Size: Height 17cm
From the collection of a noted Pebble Beach, CA collection.
Celadon ware became popular in East Asia and in the West especially with pieces dating from the Song Period. The Ming court saw a market for the wares around Asia and along with the famous blue and white exported various works and shapes. This vase has chipped areas around the mouth of the vase.
Size: Length 10cm Height 8.5cm
2015 is the year of the sheep and the animal has been an essential part of the ancient agricultural society of China. Often sacrifices were given and latter period respected the sheep in association with sages who used domesticated animals for their transportation. The term, shan yang kai tai is often used to celebrate when the year arrives.
Mid to Late Qing Dynasty
Size: Length 8cm Height 11.5cm
An interesting colored yixing wine warmer. The body of the wine warmer is decorated with poetic inscriptions and a landscape scenery. Similar examples from the Qing dynasty are found in the museum at Yixing in China. Piece comes from a noted California collection of Yixing
Attributed to Ogata Korin
Size: Length 126cm Width 57cm
An interesting painting depicting Fukurokuju, the noted daoist deity of fortune, fate, and prosperity along with two attendant animals often associated with Jurojin and Fukurokuju. The three appear as if they are sitting idly waiting for the time to pass. The painting contains a seal often used by Korin, but the style and material appear to come from a bit after Korin's period.
Size: 4cm x 2 cm x 2.5 cm
Provenance: From a noted California Collection
Quartz is a stone that is not easy to carve. Often Quartz is used to carve religious figures where the clarity and elements reflect the religious teachings of emptiness and void. Here it is rather unusual to find secular subject materials. The rabbit figurine comes with a stand.
Size: Length 6.3 Width 3.5cm Height 7.7cm
A refined and finely crafted small unglazed porcelain figurine of a horse. The fine craftsmanship of the horse is realistic and appears as if the horse will come alive. This piece has a damage to one of its ears. Figurine comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 6.6cm (approx.)
Another interesting and realistic horse figurine done in unglazed porcelain. The expression seen in the horse is lifelike. The figurine comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.
Qing Dynasty- Republic Period
Size: Length 45cm
An interesting yellow glazed porcelain ruyi scepter. The scepter is formed in the shaped of an elongated ruyi with several fungus growing on the scepter. The ruyi has a Qianlong period mark but the workmanship and style comes from a latter period where Qianlong style ceramics were popular during the end of the Qing dynasty onwards to the early years of the Republic Period.
Period: Qing Dynasty
Although at first glance, this pot may be the usual brush pot made from porcelain, which was common during the Qing Dynasty. However, interestingly the pot has staple work done on one side, which is now a rare craft in East Asia. Often porcelain and other ceramics were repaired with metal staples to keep the ceramic body together and there were idle merchants who did this as their trade.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 6.8cm (approx.)
A lovely figure of a horse done in unglazed porcelain. The expression seen in each figure is unique and real as if the horse would come alive. The horse comes with a fitted stand made from Chinese hardwood.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 5.5 cm.
A simple yet elegant horse figurine done in unglazed porcelain. The figure comes with a Chinese hardwood stand.
Size: Length 6.5 cm Width 3.5cm Height 7.5cm
A fascinating work done in unglazed porcelain depicting a horse in movement. The realism expressed through the body of the porcelain is amazing. The figure comes with a fitted stand made from Chinese hardwood.
Size: Length 9.5cm Width 3.3cm Height 5.6cm
A finely crafted horse figurine using porcelain clay and nor glazing the figure to evoke a realistic sense of the figure. The object stands on a fitted Chinese hardwood stand.
Size: Length 6.5cm Width 3.5cm Height 5.5cm
A finely crafted, realistic small horse figurine made from porcelain clay. The horse is unglazed making the figure appear like a miniature of an actual horse. The figure comes with a fitted stand made from Chinese hardwood possibly suanzi.
Attributed to Yun Shouping (1633-1690) 伝恽寿平
Size:Width 55cm Height 180cm (approx.)
Yun Shouping was famous for his paintings of flora and fauna...
Late 19th to Early 20th century
Size:Width 65 cm Height 230cm
Attributed to Xinluo Shanren (1682-1758) 伝新羅山人
An interesting painting of a cat staring at a butterfly set admist of autumn-like flora. The late 17th century saw the rise of eccentric Chinese artists and their modernist-like works of art...
Size: Height 12.1cm
A finely crafted Jade carving of the bodhisattva, Kwan Yin. The whiteness of the stone evokes statuary made in Dehua and was popular during the Qing dynasty. The figure comes with a hardwood stand and storing container.
Late 19th century to 20th century
Size: Diameter 1.8cm
An interesting set of five buttons carved in the form of blossoming plum or peach blossoms. The buttons can be used for traditional or modern dress.